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Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado. Wilson earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and as a student she reported on Congress and other federal beats in Washington, D.C.

Colorado activates crisis standards of care for emergency medical services as omicron surges

By: - January 8, 2022

Colorado reactivated crisis standards of care for emergency medical services late Friday afternoon amid surging COVID-19 infections and an increase in sick EMS staff.  The last time these standards were activated was in April 2020. “With increasing demands on hospitals and EMS, we need to make sure we can provide care to anyone who needs […]

President Biden tours Boulder County neighborhoods scorched by Marshall Fire

By: - January 7, 2022

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Louisville on Friday to assess the damage from the Marshall Fire and meet with affected families.  The Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses as it burned through Boulder County on Dec. 30, accelerated by high winds and dry conditions. It is the most […]

GOP candidates for Colorado governor discuss policy priorities in Weld County forum

By: - January 7, 2022

Five Republican candidates for governor shared their vision for Colorado’s future, as well as ample criticism for incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, during the first forum of the primary season on Thursday night.  The ticketed forum in Fort Lupton, hosted by the Republican Women of Weld and moderated by Republican consultant Dick Wadhams, featured candidates Greg […]

Rep. Jason Crow introduces pro-democracy initiatives on anniversary of Jan. 6 insurrection

By: - January 6, 2022

One year after the violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Jason Crow is rolling out three initiatives that he hopes will reaffirm American democratic values. “We really are at a crossroads at this moment in our history,” Crow said in a call with reporters on Wednesday. “Really, it’s calling for action by all concerned […]

Omicron hospitalization peak in Colorado estimated to be several weeks out

By: - January 5, 2022

Colorado could be several weeks away from its peak hospitalizations in the current COVID-19 surge, but the uncertainty of the omicron variant makes it difficult to project how it could impact the state’s health care system, according to ​​state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy. The seven-day percent positivity rate in the state is the highest it […]

Government offers unemployment, mental health resources for Marshall Fire survivors

By: - January 5, 2022

People out of work due to the Marshall Fire could now qualify for over six months of unemployment benefits from the federal government as businesses rebuild.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Disaster Unemployment Assistance for people whose workplace was impacted by the fire, Department of Labor and Employment Director Joe Barela announced Wednesday. DUA […]

Rep. Jason Crow, local leaders push for voting rights bill, civics education as Jan. 6 anniversary nears

By: - January 4, 2022

One year after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, elected officials and voting rights leaders say, to preserve American democracy, they want a renewed commitment to fighting disinformation and educating the public about the electoral process. “One of the lessons from the last couple years is that our democracy is only as good as […]

Colorado to receive $385 million from Johnson & Johnson opioid settlement

By: - January 4, 2022

All 64 Colorado counties have signed onto a joint framework for how the state should distribute money from settlements with drug companies, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Tuesday. When the opioid settlements are finalized this year, Colorado is set to receive approximately $385 million from Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest drug distribution […]

Parts of Superior to open Monday after Marshall Fire devastation

By: - January 3, 2022

Downtown Superior will be reopened to residents and business owners Monday, five days after the Marshall Fire burned through the area. The Spanish Hills subdivision is also likely to reopen by the end of day Monday, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle announced during an afternoon news conference. Real-time updates and details for reentry will be […]

Colorado sanctuary leaders receive 1-year deportation stays from Biden administration

By: - December 30, 2021

Three Colorado sanctuary leaders were granted one-year stays of removal earlier this month, meaning they can legally remain in the country throughout 2022 without the threat of deportation. “As we’re sitting here in gratitude for these stays of removal that were granted in these cases, we also want to extend gratitude to the Biden administration […]

Colorado following new CDC guidance for shorter quarantine period

By: - December 28, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updated its COVID-19 quarantine isolation guidelines on Monday to match recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that call for a five-day isolation period for infected people who are asymptomatic. That is down from the previously recommended 10-day isolation period. If someone tests positive for […]

Republican Erik Aadland switches candidacy from Senate to Perlmutter’s House seat

By: - December 27, 2021

Erik Aadland is dropping out of Colorado’s U.S. Senate race in order to run for the state’s 7th Congressional District next year, the Republican announced Monday morning. “Though it was a very difficult decision after investing significant time, money and effort into the U.S. Senate race, I am motivated by duty and a desire to […]